Accession Number : ADD016122
Title : Hybrid Hydrofoil Strut Leading Edge Extension.
Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 17 Aug 92, patented 23 Nov 93,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Meyer, John R
Report Date : 23 Nov 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 9
Abstract : A strut leading edge extension for a marine vehicle has an upper hull, a strut, a lower hull, and a foil. The strut leading edge extension includes a device for defining an extended strut leading edge, the device being adjustable to a plurality of positions including a fully retracted position and a fully extended position. The defining device is disposed at a front portion of the strut. An actuator moves the defining means to a plurality of positions; wherein a directional dynamic stability of the marine vehicle may be controlled by the position of the defining device.
Descriptors : *LEADING EDGES, *STRUTS, *PATENTS, ACTUATORS, DIRECTIONAL, DYNAMICS, STABILITY, VEHICLES, HYDROFOILS, HULLS(MARINE)
Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE